Date Posted: July 10, 2024

Hey folks,

We've had some much-needed rain over the past few days here in Arkansas. The rainwater collected in Greers Ferry Lake is going to be a big help in keeping the river cool during these hot summer days.

Right now, the Little Red River is still a bit muddy around Dripping Springs access. However, the South West Power Administration (SWPA) has projected releases of two units of generation for 7 hours starting today, July 10th. This should help clear up the upper river.

With all this rain, it'll be interesting to see what happens with the generation schedule. It looks like SWPA might be running more water now that there's more in Greers Ferry Lake. This extra water will be great for the fish, especially in this heat.

The bite was good last week if you started early to beat the heat. It's a bit early to predict the generation schedule post-rain, but fishing the falling water from the previous day's generation is always productive. I'd recommend using flies like Pheasant Tail Soft Hackles, Guides Choice Hares Ear, San Juan Worms, and Midges.
Try fishing the deep water near moss beds, and anywhere we're there is some current. 

Tight lines!


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